Vltava River in Praha

I decided to make two HDR versions of 3 bracketed shots of The Vltava River in Praha (Prague).

One version is with my tweakings using Photoshop, plus further editing in Lightroom. The other version is basically the automated HDR version I got using Lightroom, with only minor adjustments.

The Vltava river in Praha.

The Vltava river in Praha.

The Vltava river in Praha.

The Vltava river in Praha.

From Wikipedia:
The Vltava (IPA: /vəlˈtɑvə/; Czech pronunciation: [ˈvl̩tava]; German: Moldau, IPA: [ˈmɔldaʊ]) is the longest river within the Czech Republic, running southeast along the Bohemian Forest and then north across Bohemia, through Český Krumlov, České Budějovice and Prague, and finally merging with the Elbe at Mělník. It is commonly referred to as the Czech national river.

Ancient Oppland

This is a short break from the portrait week that will continue after this post. These are photos of an old building that I saw somewhere in Oppland, Norway.

The “Ancient Oppland”-post was already scheduled because of Leanne Cole’s «Monochrome Madness!! Challenge», that she publishes on Tuesday nights/Wednesday mornings.

Sagene Kirke #3

Same photo, cropped and uncropped version.

Cropped version of a statue vis-a-vis Sagene Kirke (Sagene Church) in Oslo.

Cropped version of a statue vis-a-vis Sagene Kirke (Sagene Church) in Oslo.

A few days ago I posted some photos in a post called «Details from The Last Day of Winter». This photo is from the same area.

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Five versions of Kunsthall Oslo

My friend said that he always used Photomatix Pro for his HDR-photos, so I decided to try it out. Normally I use Photoshop for all my image editing and occasionally Adobe Lightroom. I decided to make 4 different versions of the same 3 bracketed photos and post one of the original photos, so that you (and I) can compare. 

I’m new to Photomarix Pro, so the result probably looks different from it would if I were familiar with the software. First the original photo and at the end there’s a gallery for easy maneuvering:

Original photo. I've only done some small adjustments to the raw file.

Original photo. I’ve only done some small adjustments to the raw file.

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Under The Bridge

With this image (shot earlier today) I wish all my readers a happy and prosperous 2013. 

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A big thanks goes out to all my followers: both old and new ones. A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone that leaves a comment in this blog every now and then.

Best wishes to you and your loved ones!
Greetings,
The Cardinal

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